Gatland to make call on coaches

Date published: October 19 2015

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The Welsh Rugby Union have reportedly told Warren Gatland that any changes made to his coaching team after the World Cup will be his decision.

According to the South Wales Evening Post, the New Zealander who has four years remaining on his contract, is able to freshen up his coaching line-up.

Shaun Edwards has been talked up by some corners of the press as being a possible target for England after their disappointing pool campaign. But WRU chairman Gareth Davies stressed that any call on Gatland's off-field team would come from the Kiwi.

"We'll have a conversation to see how everything went in the competition," Davies explained to the Welsh newspaper

"It's not just when you fail to get out of the group that needs to be done, like all the focus has been on England.

"There needs to be a review on how we can improve moving forward."

Meanwhile, Wales fly-half Dan Biggar has said it would be a major setback should any of the international coaching team leave the current set-up.

"It will be a massive, massive blow if we didn't hold on to any of them," he told rugbyworldcup.com.

"It is what has been so key for us, that consistency and familiarity of what goes on in our camp. We have been a club side for the last four months and it has been pretty special to be a part of.

"Every single person in our backroom staff plays a massive role, from the masseuse to the head coach. If we can keep as many of those together as possible, it gives us a great chance moving forward."

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